posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 08:48 PM
I make this thread to open a debate about a topic that is usually discussed in many other threads.
When any thread has some sort of death related to it, the flow of conversation is usually directed towards something different then what was
Whether or not LIFE is "valuable"
Now, to get a better understanding on my perspective, I will give a layout of myself, my beliefs, and history.
As a child up until now, my family has always been in a relatively decent financial situation. Better than most, but not "rich". What I like to
call, upper middle class.
My dad always works and my mothers job is practically being a mother. It has been their duty together to raise a functional family that stays close
together, and so far, it has.
I am currently in high school, but life so far has been great. But that isn't my point. I have seen dropouts, drug addicts, athletes, everyone,
change. Some for the worse and others for the better.
Now, lets speak of the drug addicts (this is not a discussion about legality or whether it is good or not - but the environment many are put in) and
how they work. I see fights, no respect for their peers or themselves. I live in a good area of town as well...it is not like many of them are
But when someone, anyone, harms another person - they lose all respect from me. When I hear of a murder or a beat down, their own life (in my eyes)
has been degraded. They are no longer helpful to society (if they ever were in the first place), but a parasite. A leech who encourages black market
trade along with harming those who actually help.
THOSE people, should be gotten rid of. Or, without beating around the bush, killed.
We as a species are in it together and IMO, our goal is to better our lives. People like that do not help.
People included in that group are those who abuse welfare, etc. Any person who takes more out of the system than putting in.
Now, that shapes my view on everything. The human race is a species just like any other, just gifted with intelligence. I do not believe in heaven
and hell, so I also think the rules of survival sort of apply to all species simultaneously. There are many species out there who eat their babies,
get rid of them early on, make them fight other siblings, etc.
I do not see how we are exempt from such type of rules. Why must we cherish every life when some are not fit for this world? When some just leech
off of YOUR work?
The title may be a bit misleading. I still believe that there are MANY, in fact most, of the lives on this planet are precious. Engineers, teachers,
waitresses, food makers, etc, all help society. Those are the true lives we should be treasuring.
This topic also relates to abortion.
Most of the time, it is the uneducated, mainly the poor but not always, who find themselves in these situations.
If there is one of the non-precious lives, which I have already defined, who have a baby, the chances I see that the baby will turn out the same
outweigh the latter. That is why I support abortion. I just see it being another face I will have to feed, and potentially another criminal.
Yes, there will be the exceptions like anything. As stated in another thread, that baby that was NOT aborted could be the next Einstein...or Hitler.
I just view it as another person on welfare.
To make this thread a rap I will just say this.
We as a species are in it together. I believe we all should work on a fair system, and there should not be people who can get away with doing
nothing, just leeching off of others. When I get the feeling that there is someone who will be like that or is, is when I think their life is not
precious. That is when, I do not care for their life.
I would love to see your thoughts on this situation, which is discussed so much in other threads but not given the light it deserves. I will not even
bother replying to those with a few sentences...at least do your best to try and prove your point.